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- adv. In a woeful manner.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a woeful manner; sorrowfully; mournfully; miserably; dolefully.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a woeful manner.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in an unfortunate or deplorable manner
Sorry, no etymologies found.
But David Mondragon says the government can help his company and the auto sector in general by scrapping Ottawa's $300 scrappage program for older cars, which he calls woefully inadequate.
And while the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been crowing over its record number of deportations, it's suspiciously mum when it comes to the record number of detainees that still languish in woefully mismanaged detention facilities.
Pure exhilaration is in woefully short supply at the movies.
Where we have failed woefully is in how we deal with our own staff, he says.
Americans remain woefully uninformed about modern-day Brazil.
Americans remain woefully ignorant about the true state of affairs in the world.
Further, early exposure to older styles of writing, with their deeper vocabulary and more complex sentence structure will open up doors that will remain woefully shut if a child reads nothing more than contemporary literature written within the past fifty years.
Doctors, hospitals and mental-health facilities are in woefully short supply.
When I pointed out on another thread that the US intelligence agencies remain woefully short of staff competent in Arabic, Farsi, etc.
In case you regularly check out only one Hollywood Reporter blog rather than both -- and honestly, your life will remain woefully incomplete until you bookmark and make a habit of visiting each -- my esteemed colleagues Anne Thompson and Sheigh Crabtree and Anne's indispensable RiskyBiz blog have linked to the mega neat-o two-minute My Life.
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